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Poster: Liamfinnegan Date: Nov 6, 2007 6:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: coming soon liamfinnegan mix

compilations can be fun- in fact i think there are too few of them available (how about a "jam" series for the seventies and eighties like we have on etree for 89-94)- however, surely as someone else said we can do this ourselves- would you not all be interested in a strato or a bopper or flashback or even liamfinnegan mix of best of? Best of makes more sense than trying to capture the essence of an entire tour. TRULY STUPID

Now that I can torrent i may dabble in putting together a compilation of my "finds". My newest is 10/10/81 seeding at etree- the black sheep of the early 80's 10/10 run (10/10/80 and 10/10/82 are legendary)- the 81 is fantastic in its own right- especially the cocaine laced eyes and post drums. check it out

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Nov 6, 2007 7:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: coming soon liamfinnegan mix

At the risk of getting slammed by my fellow posters here, I happen to think the approach Rhino is taking is spot-on, IF they are in fact as they say making every effort to remaster and upgrade the sound quality, AND carefully choosing the BEST bits from the various tours.

I like the idea of a compilation that highlights the best stuff, b/c frankly, nit every FULL show is a winner. You can have a great Shakedown from one show, but the rest can be pretty bland, for example. So what's wrong w/making an effort to take the best bits from various shows, especially from a specific fall, spring, or summer tour?

Yeah, we all make "best of" compilations on our own, but unless you have state of the art editing equiment, your compilations are going to have issues re: smooth segues and varying sound levels from one song to the next.

IF Rhino has taken care to address those issues, i'm all for checking out what they've come up with. I know one thing: The Shakedown they chose from 10/25/79 kicks serious ass.

So why not give them a chance and see if these series of tour "best ofs" is worth a look before slamming them?

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Nov 6, 2007 9:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: coming soon liamfinnegan mix

That was my first impression too - I know my wife for one is constantly asking me to 'fast forward' certain songs and also asking how come I can just pull the good stuff out of shows and put it on disc. she has an especially hard time with the off-key Donna moments. "Why do I have to listen to that woman shreiking?!!" Maybe I'll request one of the "road Trips" for Christmas just to see what it's like.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Nov 6, 2007 8:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: coming soon liamfinnegan mix

I find it interesting too. I really don't see any difference between this and Without A Net which was a compilation of fall 89 and spring 90. Never heard anyone complain that this was a bad thing. Dicks Picks were also not pure show releases. Many had a missing or cut songs from the featured show and had filler from other shows. That said it should be like Without a Net and something that is done in addition to whole show releases.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Nov 6, 2007 8:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: coming soon liamfinnegan mix

I agree. I'd hate to see the end to full sow releases (although it seems that's the case), but W/out a Net is an excellent example of what can be done with the right choices and care to making the best compilation possible.

The EYES and BIRDSONG chosen for that release are 2 of my all time favorites.

From what I can tell so far, the cuts chosen for the '79 Fall Tour release are pretty damn goo, i.e. Dancin>Franklin's and the aforementioned Shakedown.

I also like the fact that the packaging will include essays and thoughts on the tour itself. I can't get enough of that kind of introspection on specific Dead points in time.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Nov 6, 2007 8:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: coming soon liamfinnegan mix

if you read the anticipated FAQ section they say that this is not the end of whole show releases. They say more info coming soon. I questioned yesterday what their definition of soon is. I believe Dire had the correct response.

I agree about the Eyes, although I think the Bird Song from that show 3/29/90, is better than the one that ended up on Without a Net. Of course there are no bad Bird Songs imo.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Nov 6, 2007 8:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: coming soon liamfinnegan mix

2nd that emotion on Birdsong...

some particular favorites: 6/22/73, 8/27/72, and 9/25/81.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Nov 6, 2007 8:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: coming soon liamfinnegan mix

Damn!! Grendel, I am impressed. You have mentioned 3 tours and 3 shows and 10/29/77 has not entered the discussion!! I am sure if they had played Birdsong that night.....

;-) (love that show too)

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Nov 6, 2007 8:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: coming soon liamfinnegan mix

If i could magically replace the LLRain they played in 10/29/77 w/a Birdsong (ANY Birdsong) I would be in music heaven ;-)

(If i'm not mistaken, that was the only thing wrong with 1977--no Birdsongs the whole year)!